The internet and other digital technologies offer many educational and social benefits for students. However, it’s important to be aware of the risks. We recommend that you make sure your student knows how to be safe online and check in from time to time to see what they are doing online.

Talk to your student about internet safety

We encourage you to talk to your student about the safe use of the internet on a regular basis. Being aware of the risks enables them to make safer decisions when they are using digital channels.

Being a responsible cybercitizen means:

Social networking sites

Many young people connect with their friends through social networks such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Social networking sites are free and young people can easily create their own profiles.

Risks can include:

More information

For more information on talking with your child about online risks, contact your student's learning advisor or teacher.

An excellent cybersafety website is: